What are Blue’s Beeswax Wraps?
Beeswax wraps are an alternative to plastic “cling” wrap that protect food from air & moisture while allowing products (like cheese) to breathe out.
Blue’s are lovingly handmade with 100% cotton fabric, sourced from a MTL family-owned sewing shop, beeswax from local apiarists, pine sap from Quebec forests, and food grade organic grapeseed oil.
How can you use beeswraps? Do’s & Don’t’s
Use pressure and warmth from your hands to shape and mold the wrap around your food. The wrap is self-adhesive.
Use to cover bowls and open jars. Use for yogurt, kefir, and butter milk as well! Use breathable wraps for cheese and for rising bread dough.
Use for bread and baked goods!
Use wraps for half cut avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes, melonds, onions, and fresh herbs! (Not pineapple though, best to put pineapple in a bowl and use wrap to cover bowl).
Avoid using direct contact with raw meat.
Avoid heat. It will melt the coating. Allow food to cool before covering and avoid putting hot food directly in the wrap. Keep away from sources of heat.
Avoid cutting your wrap – the wrap works best in its full size and over-wrapping is alright. If the edges seem to fray over time, you can trim them with sharp scissors.
Washing & Storing
Hand-wash wraps in cold water with eco-friendly dish soap or mild vegetable base soap like dilutated Castille Soap. Preferably soaps without alcohol as these will wear down the coating of the wrap faster.
Cold water will make the wrap stiff. Clean it like a plate and not fabric – do not soak nor wring the wrap.
Hang-dry, place over a dish rack, and/or dry with a towel for immediate use.
Stains and creases over time are normal.
To store, roll or fold wraps in your kitchen drawers. Place between cutting boards to store flat.
How long do they last?
Blue’s will last 6 months to 1 year with proper care.
Beeswax keeps best in circumstances that are not too cold nor too hot (where they will melt). If you notice that your beeswrap is starting to look like the wax is “powdery”, place the wrap on a surface like a cookie sheet and take a hair dryer to remelt the wax.